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College Announces St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series for 2017-18

Posted: August 13, 2017

On Friday nights throughout the 2017-18 academic year, the students of Thomas Aquinas College will have the privilege of attending lectures from some of the nation’s most distinguished scholars — covering a wide range of topics — through the St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series.

The Series, endowed by Barbara and Paul Henkels, complements the College’s classroom discussion method and academic program. It also provides for several concerts of classical, operatic, or sacred music, as well as the twice-annual All-College Seminars. Below is the schedule for the upcoming year:

Aug. 25
7:30 p.m.

Opening Lecture: Dr. Steven Cain
“Friendship and Liberal Education”
Thomas Aquinas College

Sept. 8
7:30 p.m.

Dr. Dawn Eden Goldstein
“Within Thy Wounds, Hide Me: Redemptive Suffering and the Eucharist”
Assistant Professor of Dogmatic Theology
Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Sept. 22
7:30 p.m.

Dr. Thomas Osborne
“Which Essence is at Stake in the Essence/Existence Distinction?”
Professor of Philosophy
University of St. Thomas, Houston

Oct. 13
7:00 p.m.

Fall All-College Seminar

Oct. 27

Fall Concert: Paul Galbraith
Classical guitarist

Nov. 3
7:30 p.m

Dr. Gregory Vall
Professor of Sacred Scripture
Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans

Nov. 17
7:00 p.m.

The Thomas Aquinas College Choir

Jan. 19
7:30 p.m.

Lecture: Dr. Christopher Decaen
Tutor & Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Thomas Aquinas College

Feb. 2
7:00 p.m.

Spring All-College Seminar

Feb. 23
7:30 p.m.

Presidents’ Day Lecture
Dr. Mary Nichols
Professor of Political Science
Baylor University

March 7
1:00 p.m.

St. Thomas Day Lecture
Dr. Duane Berquist
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
Assumption College

March 23
7:30 p.m.

Lecture — TBD

April 13
7:00 p.m.

The Thomas Aquinas College Choir

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“I am most grateful for Thomas Aquinas College’s resolute fidelity to the Church and her teachings. The young people whom you serve certainly are being formed to think with the Church and to defend the Faith with courage and charity.”

– The Most Rev. William E. Lori

Archbishop of Baltimore

Chair of the USCCB's Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty